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Faculty Senate Committees 2022-2023 Academic Year

Due to the amount of work that goes into governing a university campus, the senate is divided up into committees. This enables the senate members to be as productive as possible. Please note that the number in parentheses indicates in which year of service the member is currently serving.

Academic Assessment (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Emily Sheehan (in 1/3)
  2. Business – Ranida Harris (in 1/3)
  3. Education – Rachel Star (in 1/3)
  4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 1/3), Chair
  5. Natural Sciences – Suranga Hettiarachchi (in 3/3)
  6. Nursing – Janice McMahan (in 2/3)
  7. Social Sciences – Quinn Dauer (in 1/3)
  8. Ex-Officio – Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Uric Dufrene
  9. Ex-Officio – Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness – Ron Severtis
  10. Student

Academic Policies (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. APC Programs & Academic Calendar:
    1. Arts & Letters – Michael Hutchins (in 1/2), Chair
    2. Business – Chris Cox (in 2/2)
    3. Education – Mary Bradley (in 1/2)
    4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 2/2)
    5. Natural Sciences – Christopher Lang (in 1/2)
    6. Nursing – TBD
    7. Social Sciences – Jean Abshire (in 2/2)
    8. Ex-Officio – Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Uric Dufrene
    9. Ex-Officio – Director, Academic Advising – Rebecca Turner

  2. APC Courses:
    1. Arts & Letters – Sam Earley (in 1/2)
    2. Business – Chris Cox (in 2/2)
    3. Education – Mary Bradley (in 1/2)
    4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 2/2)
    5. Natural Sciences – Kagna Sampson (in 1/2), Chair
    6. Nursing – Linda Wells-Freiberger (in 1/2)
    7. Social Sciences – Yu Shen (in 1/2)
    8. Ex-Officio – Director, Academic Advising – Rebecca Turner

  3. Arts & Sciences Coordinating (APC members)
    1. Arts & Letters – Michael Hutchins (in 1/2)
    2. Natural Sciences – Christopher Lang (in 1/2)
    3. Social Sciences – Jean Abshire (in 2/2)

Adjunct Faculty (1 year-Senate-elected annually, Chair to be full-time faculty)

  1. Chair – Charles Pooser (in 1/1)
  2. Arts & Letters – Ann Niren & Steve Bowman
  3. Business – TBD
  4. Education – Glenda Hott
  5. Natural Sciences – Tamara Ibrahim
  6. Nursing – TBD
  7. Social Sciences – Linda Greenwell

Budgetary Affairs (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Charles Pooser (in 3/3)
  2. Business – Patrick Lach (in 1/3), Chair
  3. Education – Doyin Coker-Kolo (in 1/3)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 3/3)
  5. Natural Sciences – Chris Kimmer (in 1/3)
  6. Nursing – Julia Mattingly (in 1/3)
  7. Social Sciences – Robert Rennie (in 2/3)
  8. Adjunct Faculty – Erv Klein
  9. Ex-Officio – Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs - Dana Wavle

Faculty Affairs (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Jeff Perry (in 1/2)
  2. Business – David Baird (in 1/2), Chair
  3. Education – Shifa Podikunju-Hussain (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – John Doyle (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Rosalind Williams (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Greg Phipps (in 2/2)
  8. Adjunct Faculty – Ann Niren
  9. Ex-Officio – UFC Faculty Affairs Committee member – Thomas Horine

Faculty Board of Review (Senate-elected annually)

Members:

  1. Ron Allman
  2. Saeed Tajdini
  3. James Hollenbeck
  4. Mary Bradley
  5. Sara Hare

Alternates:

  1. Eric Schansberg
  2. Yan He
  3. Deb Clem
  4. Bernadette Jessie
  5. John Doyle

Faculty Conduct Committee (Senate-elected; 2-year terms)

Members:

  1. Michael Hutchins (in 2/2)
  2. Jim Hollenbeck (in 2/2)
  3. Elizabeth Gritter (in 2/2)
  4. Cathy Johnson (in 1/2)
  5. Rebekkah Meixner-Hanks (in 1/2)

Alternates:

  1. Chris Lang (in 2/2)
  2. Tiffany Carbonneau (in 2/2)
  3. Mindy Badia (in 1/2)
  4. Brian Harper (in 1/2)
  5. Christopher Proctor (in 1/2)

Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Senate President and two Senate-elected annually)

  1. Joe Wert, Faculty Senate President
  2. Beth Rueschhoff
  3. Arun Srinivasan
  4. Kelly Ryan, Interim Chancellor
  5. Uric Dufrene, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Gender Studies Advisory (2 year Senate-elected)

  1. Faculty – Barb Kutis (in 1/2)
  2. Faculty – Veronica Medina (in 1/2), Chair
  3. Faculty – Alex Sousa (in 1/2)
  4. Faculty – Cathy Johnson (in 2/2)
  5. Professional Staff – Leigh Ann Meyer (in 2/2)
  6. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  7. Ex-Officio – Coordinator of Gender Studies – Leigh Viner

General Education (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Susan Popham (in 1/2), Chair
  2. Business – Ranida Harris (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Sarah Sehlinger (for Neil Brewer in 2/2)
  4. Library – Mitchell Scott (Fall 2022 for Courtney Block in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Phillip Miller (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – Shelby Landis (Fall 2022 in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Margot Morgan (in 2/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Uric Dufrene
  9. Ex-Officio – Representative from Office of Institutional Effectiveness – Sara Spalding
  10. Student

Honors Council (Members 2 years and Director is the Chair)

  1. Arts & Letters – Natalie Bowman (in 1/2)
  2. Business – Kathleen Arano (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Doyin Coker-Kolo (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Christopher Proctor (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Heather Larson (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Shelby Landis (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Brittany Sizemore (in 1/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Dean for Research – Lisa Hoffman
  9. Director of Honors Program – Rebekah Dement, Chair
  10. Student

Improvement of Learning (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Amy Zink (in 1/2)
  2. Business – Elizabeth Reisz (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Kelli Bernedo (for Sumreen Asim in 2/2)
  4. Library – Christopher Proctor (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Jennifer Lathem (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Christie Clare (in 2/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Aimee Adam (in 1/2), Chair
  8. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  9. Ex-Officio – FACET Liaison – Sridhar Ramachandran
  10. Ex-Officio – Director of ILTE – Greg Kordsmeier
  11. Student

Information Technology (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Rebecca Carlton (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Ranida Harris (for Chad Snow in 2/2)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Chris Kimmer (in 2/2), Chair
  6. Nursing – Jane Hollowell (in 1/2)
  7. Ex-Officio – Director, Library Services – Kate Moore Ziady
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Director, Information Technology – Lee Staton

Library (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Jeff Perry (in 1/3)
  2. Business – Casey Watson (in 2/3)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 1/3)
  4. Natural Sciences – Cindy Light (in 2/3)
  5. Nursing – Jane Hollowell (in 1/3)
  6. Social Sciences – Elizabeth Gritter (in 3/3), Chair
  7. Ex-Officio – Director, Library Services – Kate Moore Ziady
  8. Student
  9. Student

Nominating Committee (Senate President and two Senate-elected annually)

  1. Joe Wert, Faculty Senate President
  2. Rebecca Carlton
  3. Jan Fleischer

Research & Grants (2 year-school/dept. elected)

Members:

  1. Arts & Letters – Alexandra Sousa (in 1/2)
  2. Business – Patrick Lach (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Alan Zollman (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (Fall 2022 for Courtney Block in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Sridhar Ramachandran (in 1/2), Chair
  6. Nursing – Carla Hermann (in 2/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Sara Walsh (in 2/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Dean for Research – Lisa Hoffman

Alternates:

  1. Arts & Letters – Emily Sheehan (in 1/2)
  2. Business – Saeed Tajdini (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Sarah Sehlinger (for Sumreen Asim in 2/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Kent Edmonds (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Julia Mattingly (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Sara Hare (in 2/2)

Senate Parliamentarian (Senate-elected annually)

  1. Michael Hutchins

Student Recruitment & Retention (3 year-nominated)

  1. Lisa Book (in 1/3)
  2. Tammy Voigt (in 2/3)
  3. Rebecca Carlton (in 3/3)
  4. Victor Waingeh (in 1/3)
  5. Suparna Mukhopadhyay (in 1/3)
  6. Heather Larson (in 1/3), Chair
  7. Aimee Adam (in 2/3)
  8. Shelby Landis (in 2/3)
  9. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  10. Ex-Officio – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs – Amanda Stonecipher
  11. Student
  12. Student

Study Abroad and Global Awareness (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Yunmi Choi (in 1/2), Chair
  2. Business – Kathleen Arano (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Shifa Podikunju-Hussain (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Mitchell Scott (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Suparna Mukhopadhyay (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Carla Hermann (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Valerie Scott (in 1/2)
  8. Academic Advising – Cassandra Davis (in 2/2)
  9. Ex-Officio – Director of SAGA – Anne Allen
  10. Ex-Officio – Faculty Diversity Coordinator, Academic Affairs – Sau Hou Chang
  11. Ex-Officio – Director of Recruitment and Admissions – Chris Crews

Sustainability Committee (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Charles Nasby (in 1/2), Chair
  2. Business – Arun Srinivasan (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Mitchell Scott (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Randy Hunt (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Linda Wells-Freiberger (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Veronica Medina (in 1/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Director of Facility Operations – Rob Poff
  9. Student

University Faculty Council Representatives

  1. Rebecca Carlton
  2. Bernadette Jessie

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